The analysis by Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch reveals 35 % of the total 690 MLAs elected in 5 state-elections (Uttar Pradesh,Punjab,Manipur,Uttarakhand and Goa) have past criminal records of which obviously and as expected Uttar Pradesh tops the list and also 66% of the 690 MLAs are multi-millionaires !
Samajwadi Party’s Mitra Sen winning from Bikapur seat topped the list of MLAs with 36 criminal cases and Nawab Kazim Ali Khan of Congress from Suar constituency topped the list of crorepatis with a declared total assets worth Rs 56.89 crore and is raced by Shah Alam of BSP from Mubarakpur with assets worth Rs 54.44 crores.
Manipur is the only state where no candidates have any pending criminal case against their names!
It is tough to believe that our nation is run by goon turned political leaders, so much in number and yet we expect corruption to be abolished from the society. These informations should be made public in all constituencies prior to elections , probably only then we would be able to elect the right candidate to represent us as the leader!